Members of the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks exchanges punches during a fight on Friday night. Posted by Ben Golliver.
Members of the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks got into a fight that involved the exchanging of punches during the final minute of the fourth quarter of their game Friday night.
Hawks forward Marvin Williams and Knicks forward Shawne Williams got tangled up during a Hawks possessions. Marvin Williams shoved Shawne Williams with two hands in the back, and then again in the chest, which led Knicks forward Landry Fields to attempt to restrain Marvin Williams from behind. Unfortunately, this just made Marvin Williams a sitting duck for a Shawne Williams punch attempt, which Marvin Williams ducked and then threw a counter punch, which also missed.
Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire hopped in the middle and attempted to play peace-maker and, pretty soon, both teams rallied around the combatants as they continued to square off near the free throw line. Marvin Williams kept on with the shoving and was eventually restrained by teammate Al Horford, while one of the game officials and Raymond Felton managed to get Shawne Williams out of the fracas.
Both Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams were ejected. The Hawks went on to win, 111-102.
Here's video of the fight, which will surely result in fines and suspensions for both Marvin Williams and Shawne Williams, courtesy of YouTube user TylerMC17.